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With the holidays approaching, the humble pumpkin has taken its rightful place center stage. One of the most versatile of fruits, almost every part of the pumpkin is edible – flowers, leaves, meat, seeds and oil – and virtually all offer health...
19-Nov-2015 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Experimental Drug Can Help Fight Debilitating Side Effect of Ovarian Cancer


CLA researchers have found that a drug that inhibits a receptor called the Colony-Stimulating-Factor-1 Receptor, or CSF1R, reduces ascites with minimal side effects.
16-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Wrist Fractures Could Be Predictor of Susceptibility to Serious Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

Wrist fractures are common among postmenopausal women who are younger than 65 and a new UCLA-led study suggests that they may also predict more serious fractures in other parts of their bodies later in life. The researchers on the study, published...
10-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

After UCLA-Led Study, Combo Drug Therapy Approved by FDA to Treat Advanced Melanoma


FDA today approved a new therapy that combines vemurafenib (Zelboraf), a drug used to treat melanoma, with cobimetinib (Cotellic). Study conducted at UCLA and other sites internationally showed significantly improved response rates to the therapy in...
10-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Having Consistent Source of Health Care Is Key Factor in Limiting Kids’ Repeat Visits to the Hospital

UCLA researchers looked at the five components of a primary care medical home and found that one factor--having a usual source of care--was the most reliable predictor of whether a child would be readmitted to a hospital or emergency room within a...
3-Nov-2015 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

UCLA Researchers Find a Wide Variation in Costs to Treat Low-Risk Prostate Cancer


Now, for the first time, UCLA researchers have described cost across an entire care process for low-risk prostate cancer – from the time a patient checks in for his first appointment to his post-treatment follow-up testing - using time-driven...
2-Nov-2015 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Hospital Animal-Assisted Therapy Program Embarks on Crowdfunding Campaign

UCLA Health is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support its animal-assisted therapy program.
30-Oct-2015 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Combating Depression is UCLA’s Second Grand Challenge

UCLA is making a 35-year commitment to reducing the impact of depression
27-Oct-2015 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Kicking an Addiction? Replace It with Joy, UCLA Expert Advises in New Book


A new workbook by a UCLA expert in recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction lays out an array of approaches, including one that emphasizes looking for enjoyment in all the right places.
12-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST

Parents: 6 Tips for Protecting Your Child From Sports Concussions


12-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

UCLA Sports Concussion Expert Available to Talk About Calif. Bill AB 2127 Restricting Contact Drills for High School Football


22-Jul-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Thomas Coates, Director of the UCLA Center for World Health, Available to Comment on World Wide Polio Threat


9-May-2014 6:00 PM EDT

UCLA Offers Tips to Lower the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Since this cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, it’s a great time to take a look at the health of your colon. UCLA experts encourage people to embrace these 10 tips to help protect colon...
5-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EST

Injuries, Doping, and Sports Medicine at the Olympics with UCLA Health Sciences Experts

7-Feb-2014 10:00 AM EST

UCLA Coauthor of IOM Report on Youth and Concussion Available for Interviews


29-Oct-2013 5:40 PM EDT

UCLA doctors available to comment on Olympic Games drug testing, gender issues and sports injuries

24-Jul-2012 5:00 PM EDT

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